Despite being officially unveiled at the recent IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2013, a lightly camouflaged Ferrari 458 Speciale was recently spotted high-performance testing at the infamous Fiorano testing facility.
The following video was filmed by cvdzijden on YouTube and highlights the incredible exhaust note of the Ferrari 458 Speciale. The stock Ferrari 458 Italia already has quite an impressive exhaust note but the Speciale is even more insane, and when you consider its selection of performance upgrades, that’s not surprising.
The Ferrari 458 Speciale features a modified variant of the regular 458 Italia’s 4.5-liter V8 engine. In Speciale guise, it delivers a total of 597hp and 398lb-ft of torque thus making it the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine ever produced by Ferrari. What’s more, Ferrari claims that thanks to it delivering 133hp per liter, it has the highest ever per liter output of a road-going naturally aspirated engine. Maximum power is achieved at 9000rpm while max torque is reached at 6000rpm.
The Ferrari 458 Speciale tips the scales at just 1290kg and Ferrari consequently claims a sprint time to 100km/h in just 3 seconds and the car can then hit 200km/h in just 9.1 seconds. What’s more, Ferrari claims that the Ferrari 458 Speciale can sprint around the Fiorano test track in just 1:23.5 seconds thus making it 1.5 seconds faster than the standard car and just .5 seconds slower than the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.